I totally forgot to set the frame size in this tutorial… I should have set it to 1280X720. Don’t do the “Current” setting, it can bag you. Do “Custom and set it to 1280 X 720.
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Chris, totally agree wit the methodology and good tutorial, but wonder if the the data rate is too high for some?
6500k is good for a fast connection / fast machine, but a 3 or 4 year old machine may not handle the playback - I frequently give clients 720p h.264 clips at 2500k because it allows them to use their older laptop + on that generation of machine, the quality difference is not visible anyway.
Nick... sorry I'm just getting back to you... the data rate at 6500 is designed to send up to YouTube.. they are going to re-compress it anyway... so its not to worry about older machines...
one of the benefits of using YouTube is they will automatically do the different versions for older machines... saving you something you don't need to worry about... and frankly their compressions are looking REALLY good.
Very useful information - thank you Chris
Good tutorial. My workflow is the same. As a side note though, the quality slider isn't fake. It works if you have the data rate set to automatic. Once you manually set a data rate, you can't move the slider at that point.
Good comment Brad... Since I'm ALWAYS setting my data rate, i've never seen that slider actually work... Thx for the input.
Ok, I've got the DVCPRO HD codec installed and am able to convert to that file with Streamclip and edit them in Final Cut Express. The only problem is that FCE wont Export in DVCPRO HD. Every time I "kick that file out" like you mention in the video, It always converts it to DV/DVCPRO - NTSC with black bars top and bottom. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong??
Matt are you sure your timeline in FCE is actually SET to HD? I'm not sure, does FCE even DO HD? Sorry I don't know more.
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